Damian Cornell Purdue McElrath, 18, has been charged with aggravated assault and murder in the death of his mother Diane McElrath, 58, of Marietta.
According to a report, Cobb County Police were called to the mother's home and immediately arrested the teen, who had originally called the police claiming that he had stabbed his mother.
"She was likely dead," said the caller to police.
Once inside the home, police found the body of a deceased woman.
According to neighbors, the teenager appeared to be a family member of the victim and had recently been released from jail.
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A man told Decatur police he was robbed of jewelry worth $109,745.11 when two masked men jumped out of a van and beat him in the Super 8 Motel parking lot.
The man said he had visited three stores July 7 in an attempt to sell the jewelry. About 7:30 p.m. he parked his 2011 Jeep Compass near the motel office and walked to the passenger side to get his leather bag holding the jewelry.
A silver van pulled up and two men wearing black masks came out of the passenger side. One grabbed the victim from behind in a chokehold and threw him to the ground. Both men punched him in the face and torso.
Video surveillance cameras at the motel showed the assault and theft.
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The Acworth Police Department is investigating after a woman was found dead Wednesday in an Acworth home.
Police arrived at the Dallas Street residence of Greg McManus, 31, after receiving a medical complaint, and discovered the body of 28-year-old Emily Ann Brown.
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A Cobb Police SWAT team traffic stop in Powder Springs on Tuesday netted the arrest of a man for the murder of an East Cobb resident last fall.
Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said Wednesday that Desmond Andre Brookins, 21, was detained without incident on Hopkins Road.
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